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Navy accents in custom luxury condo
Posted Nov 5 at 12:10 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
When Sleeping Dog Properties, Inc. worked with Elms Interior Design to reimagine this luxury condo at Boston’s Millennium Tower, a dynamic navy blue figured in greatly to the design mix. In this expansive, sky-high space, with the city at its feet, this accent color was a natural choice, complementing the tones of the panoramic views found outside a perimeter of floor-to-ceiling windows.   Blue...
Cumming Architects Sliding Barn Doors
Posted Nov 2 at 9:23 PM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
We love the look of sliding barn doors in interiors, and they’ve certainly come a long way since their agrarian roots. While they’ve been around for years, somehow they still feel like a novelty when brought indoors. These days, there are applications for every taste, from reclaimed and rustic to clean-lined and contemporary. Plus, they’re as functional as they are attractive, and serve to...
IFDA Window Challenge
Posted Nov 1 at 4:01 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
The fourth floor of the Boston Design Center is dressed for tonight’s IFDA (International Furnishings and Design Association)-NE Design Awards Gala, a celebration of interior design professionals and their award-winning work. Many of our friends and colleagues are event sponsors—Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Roomscapes Cabinetry and Design Center, Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply and...
Cutting Edge Homes: Black Frame Windows
Posted Oct 31 at 12:25 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Lately, it seems that everywhere we turn we’re seeing new builds with black window frames. And it’s no wonder. These striking windows have a high-contrast, clean-lined sensibility and a timeless yet contemporary style. In fact, BDG’s publisher Melanie Perillo is incorporating Pella Windows and Doors’ black casement windows into her kitchen addition as we speak. Paired with a black matte stove,...
Crown Point Cabinetry
Posted Oct 30 at 11:06 AM in Inspiring Projects by Sandy Giardi
Exposed beams bring a rustic flair into the home, warming up crisp interiors and highlighting the architecture of a space. Whether unexpected or right on point, beams bring an inviting, down-to-earth bearing to ceiling height and inspire a mountainside cabin state of mind. We just love these strong and supportive types, and think you’ll agree. Architectural Design, Inc. cultivated a "tree-house...
The Inspired Bath
Posted Oct 29 at 5:17 PM in Events by Sandy Giardi
Homeowners and trade professionals alike are invited to explore Riobel products at The Inspired Bath’s “Hot & Cold” Event this Thursday, Nov. 1, 5-8pm. Sip a cold cocktail and nosh on refreshments while you explore the hottest new designs for the kitchen and bath at The Inspired Bath’s Waltham showroom. Mingle with top designers, architects, contractors and the BDG team while learning why...
SMART Mirrors in the Bathroom
Posted Oct 25 at 4:46 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Forget "Who’s the fairest of them all?" (we know the answer to that!), mirrors are now addressing more pressing questions, like "What’s the weather today?," “How is the Dow performing?” and "What does my schedule look like?"  With Séura SMART Mirrors, homeowners are instantly informed as they prepare to meet the day with a personalized digital hub at eye view. Maverick Integration can integrate...
Wood as a ceiling or feature wall
Posted Oct 24 at 12:22 PM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Designers these days are shaking things up, and mixing woods and different materials throughout the home. Just ask Mac Davis, owner and CEO of Mac Davis Flooring, whose hardwoods are often found on ceilings and on accent walls for a stunning and gravity-defying effect. “It used to be that if the homeowner picked a solid white oak, it was going to be used everywhere and in the same color,” says...
BDG Thank-You Party
Posted Oct 20 at 9:38 AM in Events by Sandy Giardi
Thanks to the many friends and professionals who came out in droves to our event at Empire last Wednesday night to celebrate the arrival of BDG’s 22nd edition. The night was a resounding success because of you! We so enjoyed visiting with you, making introductions and toasting your achievements. We love connecting old friends to the many new faces—talents all! Pictured above left to right: Eric...
Busts in interior design
Posted Oct 19 at 10:26 AM in Tips & Trends by Sandy Giardi
Athena. Poseidon. Aphrodite. We wouldn’t dare say that the antiquities are trending right now, but we can say with certainty that we've seen a reemergence of classical busts in home décor. After all, why should museums have all the fun? Traditional, transitional and eclectic interior designs can all benefit from a little Greco-Roman flair. When done well, busts as home accents are beautiful,...

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